Seattle Times Reports on the Troubles of Mark Driscoll’s Doctor John Catanzaro

Seattle Times health reporter Carol Ostrom filed a report today regarding suspended Seattle naturopath John Catanzaro. Regular readers here will recognize similar themes in this report but see some important new information as well. The article leads with his suspension and notes that he has until March 14th to appeal. Originally, Catanzaro had 20 days to appeal but he filed a motion for an extension of time to prepare his appeal which was granted by a Seattle judge last week. According to … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro to Appeal License Suspension

On his website yesterday, John Catanzaro, Mark Driscoll's naturopath, partially addressed the growing controversy surrounding his license suspension. To our valued patients and friends of Health and Wellness Institute of Integrative Medicine: From: Dr. John Catanzaro As many of you know, the Washington Department of Health (WA DOH) has raised concerns about our use of experimental autologous peptide vaccine in research. We disagree with the WA DOH and are appealing. We are working … [Read more...]

Reference to Dana Farber Cancer Institute Removed from John Catanzaro’s Clinic Website; U of WA Says There is No Connection

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Since John Catanzaro's license to practice as a naturopath was suspended in January, many websites have been scrubbed. Immediately, Mars Hill Church removed all 18 of John Catanzaro's articles from The Resurgence website (you can see the posts here). Then, after being warned by Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, references to the alleged collaboration between Catanzaro's Health and Wellness Institute for Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment and DFCI have been removed. The current link … [Read more...]

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Issues Warning To John Catanzaro

As is also being reported at Wartburg Watch, Dana Farber Cancer Institute issued a strong warning regarding Seattle naturopath John Catanzaro. Warren and Dee: We have investigated the matter and taken steps to request that Dr. Catanzaro cease all unauthorized use of our name. Sincerely, Teresa Herbert Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Communications Department Previously, DFCI disclosed that oncologist Ken Anderson was not collaborating with Catanzaro to develop cancer … [Read more...]

Claims Of Resurgence Ex-Author And Naturopath Questioned By Esteemed Cancer Institute

Last week, I wrote about John Catanzaro, a naturopath who Mark Driscoll has called his doctor. Driscoll has promoted Catanzaro in his sermons as the one who helped him overcome adrenal fatigue. This diagnosis is not a medical diagnosis but rather a theoretical concept often advanced by alternative medicine providers. Mars Hill promoted Catanzaro on the Resurgence website until recently when someone at MHC scrubbed all of Catazaro’s articles from the site. Although MHC has not given an … [Read more...]

John Catanzaro Speaks Out About His Cancer Vaccines; Mars Hill Church Is Silent

As reported last week, the license of Mark Driscoll's naturopath, John Catanzaro was suspended by the Washington State Department of Health. According to the complaint, Catanzaro uses unapproved vaccines to treat cancer. Soon after the complaint was filed, Mars Hill Church removed all of the articles written by Catanzaro from the Resurgence website. Now, Catanzaro has responded indirectly to the controversy. In an article on his website, he defends his approach by citing Frank Zappa and what … [Read more...]

Naturopathic Doctor Touted By Mark Driscoll Suspended Over Experimental Cancer Vaccine

This story is interesting to me not so much because of the relationship between Driscoll and the naturopath, but because of Mars Hill's response to the news out yesterday. John Catanzaro is a naturopath with an office in Bothell, WA.  According to this blogger (who apparently was/is using one of the vaccines), Mark Driscoll has "sung praises" of Catanzaro. However, according to a complaint from the WA Department of Health, Catanzaro promotes unapproved cancer vaccines he has developed in … [Read more...]

Note To David Barton And Kenneth Copeland: PTSD Is Real

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Kenneth Copeland's and David Barton's teaching on post-traumatic stress disorder struck a raw nerve. On Veteran's Day, Copeland and Barton claimed that the Old Testament book of Numbers 32 is a promise that soldiers who fight for God are promised that they will return from battle and can get rid of PTSD if they cast out demonic influences. Reaction was swift and negative. Predictably, left leaning groups castigated the two. However, equally strong was the reaction from evangelical and … [Read more...]

Gospel Coalition Blog: The PTSD Advice From David Barton And Kenneth Copeland Is Gospel-Destroying And Demonic

Wake a sleeping giant and he gets mad. Communications Director of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and editor of the Gospel Coalition blog, Joe Carter, has some strong words for David Barton and Kenneth Copeland. Specifically the issue is Barton's and Copeland's advice to those who suffer from combat related post-traumatic stress disorder. See yesterday's post on the subject. In a post on the Gospel Coalition website, Carter blasts Barton and … [Read more...]

Weekend Roundup – Tanks, Government Lies, Anti-Gay Pride, Christian Persecution, Government Shut Down

These are some items of interest that I either didn't get to or need no additional noise from me. David Barton: Tanks A Lot - David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience that private citizens should be allowed to have whatever weapons the government has - tanks, fighter jets, whatever. Just like the founders had. How Do You Know When The Government Is Lying? - That's the burning question Michael Peroutka asks on his IOTC website. He claims that the government and the media conspire … [Read more...]